Breaking the stillness
Of the cricket’s song
With the clip clop of their hoofs
Against the asphalt,
They run loose in my neighborhood
Coyotes yip and howl
And the wind whooshes
Against the leaves on the bushes
My cat meows in woeful tones
To be let in for the night
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Ammanda Selethia Moore
Ammanda Selethia Moore (they/elle) is a non-binary poet and writer who also teaches English at Norco College. Their poetry has been published in Synchronized Chaos, Literary Yard, and The Journal of Radical Wonder. They live with their partner in sunny southern California.